As part of a strategy to enhance medical training across all Irish hospital groups, Ireland’s largest postgraduate medical training college, the Royal College of Physicians of Ireland has today opened its third regional office, located in University Hospital Limerick.
The office will support 130 RCPI doctors in training and trainers across specialties in Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Paediatrics, General Internal Medicine and Occupational Medicine. It will also support our Members and Fellows working in hospitals across hospitals in Limerick, Tipperary and Clare and in doing so, will promote the highest standard of patient care.
I am delighted that RCPI now has an office in University Hospital Limerick to provide support to our trainees and trainers across the Group’s six hospitals. It is very important for us that our trainees are supported locally, where they are training and the opening of the office in Limerick offers that physical presence on clinical sites. We are very pleased to open our third regional office in Limerick, having opened our Saolta office just a year ago and our first regional office in South-Southwest in 2015.
Professor Mary HorganPresident, Royal College of Physicians of Ireland
The postgraduate training resources incorporating the new RCPI facility, along with our intern network office are strong visible signs of our absolute commitment to postgraduate training and the highest professional standards in UL Hospitals Group. Their presence on site will help to strengthen even further the culture of training and academic excellence which goes hand in hand with good clinical care for our patients. I look forward to the start of a new era of even greater cooperation between UL Hospitals Group and the Royal College of Physicians of Ireland.
Professor Paul BurkeChief Clinical Director, UL Hospitals Group
The local office will facilitate training courses and examinations locally and also provide a direct link between the training site and the RCPI offices in Dublin. It will support our goal of providing high training standards supporting patient care to those in the ULHG region.
The Limerick office will be a local, knowledgeable source of information and will be the first port of call for general enquiries and information relating to training. Further regional offices are planned in other hospital groups over the coming year to further enhance training experiences and make RCPI more accessible to all our doctors.
Professor Anthony O’Regan, who supports medical training both nationally and locally in his role as Dean of Postgraduate Specialist Training at RCPI, said this is a great development for those on RCPI Training Programmes.
I would like to commend both the RCPI President, Professor Mary Horgan, and the CEO of UL Hospitals Group, Prof Colette Cowan, for supporting the development of RCPI presence at regional locations. Today’s opening in Limerick shows our continued commitment to our doctors in training and to providing world class medical training which underpins all the work and initiatives within the College.
Professor Anthony O' ReganDean of Postgraduate Training, Royal College of Physicians of Ireland
RCPI Office, Postgraduate Training Department, Room 2938, Ground Floor, Nurses Home, University Hospital Limerick, St Nessan's Rd, Dooradoyle, Limerick, V94 F858 | Tel: 061 588264
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